• "Fort Polk is vital to the area. We hope to unite

    the installation and the surrounding communities

    to care for its soldiers and their families. It's our


    -Michael Reese, Fort Polk Progress President

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  • We love our military neighbors and welcome them to our communities and events. We have many annual family-style festivals, parades and celebrations that are open to any and everyone. 

  • Fort Polk Progress Education Initiative

    The Education Initiative was conceived to keep Fort Polk vibrant and thriving with education for military students a top priority.

    Fort Polk Progress leads the way in the initiative, which is a team effort made up of stakeholders representing the military, the school district and higher education, as well as educational experts. The initiative builds on current successes in Vernon Parish and plans for continued excellence. 

    Education Symposium

    Fort Polk Progress will host an Education Symposium to inform the general public about the Education Initiative. The event will be held on 27 March 2014. 

    A General Session will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bayou Theater on Fort Polk.  Topics will include:

    ·         Education Rankings:  How Vernon Parish Schools compare nationally?

    ·         Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

    ·         Action Plans to elevate Vernon Parish Schools from Good to Great!

    ·         Tools and Technology Available to Support Teachers, Parents and Students

    An afternoon “Parent University” session will be held at the Warrior Community Activity Center (WCAC) and focus on helping parents understand CCSS.

    An evening session will be held at the WCAC from 6-7 p.m. to provide a recap of the Symposium to working parents.